April 25, 2018

How to lift and store tulip bulbs

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    PottedGirl on: 22nd June 2016 at 8:30 pm #8859

    Evening everyone 🙂

    My tulips have finished flowering and I’m wondering whether I should lift and store the bulbs …


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    Verity94 on: 25th June 2016 at 9:30 pm #8896

    Hi PG,

    It is a lot of work to lift and store tulip bulbs (or any bulbs for that matter!) It’s only really necessary IMHO if you are in a particularly cold or wet area.

    Lift, clean, wash, dry, store in a cool and dry place.


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    Marty Boy on: 25th June 2016 at 9:31 pm #8897

    I sometimes do it. Tulips seem to be more receptive to TLC than other bulbs – daffs, just chuck ’em in the ground and leave ’em to it!


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    Germanium on: 26th June 2016 at 10:31 pm #8909

    I’ve never even considered lifting bulbs! Any other tip about lifting and storing bulbs? What bulbs should I be lifting and storing?


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    PottedGirl on: 29th June 2016 at 4:05 pm #8941

    Thanks, Verity and Marty.

    Lifting and storing tulip bulbs has never crossed my mind before. I heard someone talking about it and thought I’d ask you lovely people 🙂 Think I’ll leave them lol.


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    Greenfingers on: 30th June 2016 at 10:03 pm #8963

    Evening PG,

    Tulips can really vary in their success depending on the soil that they are sat in while not in flower. They do not like being waterlogged!!


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    PottedGirl on: 1st July 2016 at 8:52 pm #9026

    Good point there GF 🙂 Mine seem to be fine really, just wondered if it were something one is ‘meant ‘ to do!


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    Abi Jackson on: 13th November 2017 at 3:12 pm #15996

    part of the fun of gardening lifting and storing bulbs!

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